Thursday, 7 March 2024
Every day at Crown Perth, a glass is raised for all types of celebrations. From birthday milestones, anniversaries, and salutations to TGIF cheers. 

But the real celebration comes with honouring Australia's vibrant mixology culture, where craftsmanship gives a nod to innovation upon every sip. Discover what sets Crown’s signature craft cocktails apart from the rest in the thriving cocktail scene Down Under.

Australia’s handcrafted cocktail scene

The cocktail scene here has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, evolving from traditional classics to boundary-pushing creative cocktails. With a focus on unique ingredients, new techniques, and bold flavours, Australian bartenders have earned international acclaim for their inventive approach to mixology.

In cities like Perth, cocktail bars have become destinations in their own right, drawing in both locals and visitors eager to experience artisan cocktails they can get their hands on. In addition, what makes these drinks even more worthwhile are the venues they’re housed in, with the city seeing a rise in speakeasies and rooftop bars with panoramic views of the riverside. making the experience even more worthwhile. The diversity of Perth’s cocktail landscape has grown to be an impressive feat.

What sets Perth’s cocktail scene apart is its commitment to experimenting and the use of Australian-specific ingredients. Bartenders across Crown’s crafted cocktail bars hinge on the boundaries of true mixology. Exploring house-made infusions and tinctures, and gastronomy-inspired cocktails, means there are very few moments where you’re not transported to a different world as you sip on on your favourite cocktail.



At TWR, where the spotlight shines on their signature cocktail range, La Bamba comes in full swing as the bar's prestigious cocktail. Hailed as the best cocktail in WA's Best Cocktail Competition in 2023, La Bamba is a shot of bravado, boasting a fusion of flavours that transport you to the bustling streets of Mexico. From the tantalising red wine and berry reduction to the playful Aperol and tomato foam, it’s an adventurous drink for those who order it. With hints of charred corn and coriander, this cocktail balances exotic flair with the comforting familiarity of Western Australian wine and locally sourced ingredients.

Lobby Lounge

Tucked away inside the Crown Metropol foyer, sits the elegant Lobby Lounge that gives way to an almost 360 view of the entertainment complex. But those who visit rock up in search of their favourite cocktail selection on the menu. Signatures like the Saigon Pear are the highly sought-after ones– a refreshing blend of Roku Gin, Green Chartreuse, sake, pear, and lime. If the night is taking a romantic turn, opt for the allure of Juliet's Rosa, featuring Gordon's Pink Gin, Giffard Maraschino Liqueur, De Kuyper Passionfruit Liqueur, rose, and plum bitters. Whatever’s served up at this bar can easily be deemed a masterpiece, crafted with precision and passion, and showcasing the creativity and artistry of Lobby Lounge’s mixologists.

La Vie

The journey wouldn't be complete without a visit to La Vie, where French flair takes centre stage. Head on over to the circular bar and order yourself their Forét Noire, a concoction of Pampero Añejo, Diplomatico Reserva Rum, Hennessy VS Cognac, Penfolds Club Tawny, cherry, and dark chocolate. Or indulge in the enchanting Sugarplum Féerie, a magical blend of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, Choya Umeshu, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, and strawberry, garnished with gold dust. Albeit La Vie’s reputation as a champagne bar, it certainly doesn’t take away from the fact that their craft cocktail recipes measure up. 

La Bamba
Juliet's Rosa
Sugarplum Féerie


As Crown Perth’s best bartenders upheave the cocktail revolution sweeping across Australia, the unwavering commitment to quality and creativity is what sets them apart from the rest. From artisanal ingredients sourced locally and globally to daring techniques that push the boundaries of mixology, each cocktail tells a story – one that you would very much like to see develop.

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